Revised Canadian Experience Class To Launch On January 2, 2013

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has announced that the Canadian Experience Class, or CEC, will be relaunched on January 2nd, 2013. The Canadian Experience Class is an extremely popular Canadian immigration stream that allows people who have study and work experience in Canada, as well as language proficiency in one of the official languages, the opportunity to become permanent residents because of their experiences in Canada. Canada Immigration

New changes to the Canadian Experience Class in 2013

When the Canadian Experience Class re-opens in the new year, it will have spaces for about 10,000 applicants who will become permanent residents of Canada. But more Canadian Experience Class applications being accepted isn’t the only change to the program, which has been in place since 2008.

Previously, people who were temporary foreign workers in Canada on work permits would have required two years, or 24 months, of work experience in Canada to qualify under the program. Now, this requirement has been reduced to only 12 months or one year. The specific requirements as to what type of work experience is needed are still in place.

In addition, the post-graduate Canadian Experience Class stream has been changed. Previously, graduates had only 24 months in which to obtain the needed year of work experience after graduation to qualify for the program, but now they will have 36 months.

Do you want to immigrate to Canada and become a permanent resident under the Canadian Experience Class? As this program is just about to re-open, it is going to be highly competitive even with the additional number of spots available. Please contact us at the above phone number or by using the phone number on the right. We can help you apply for the Canadian Experience Class.

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About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the American Bar Association. He is frequently called upon to appear in the media to discuss Canadian and US immigration issues effecting North Americans. He has been interviewed by Canada AM, CTV, Canada News Net, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star and has given lectures on immigration topics overseas.

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